Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), Youth, Education & Global Good, Director (Founder), Young Lives Research Lab

Kate Tilleczek is a Professor who holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Youth, Education & Global Good in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is an educator and is the Director (and founder) of the Young Lives Research Laboratory (YLRL)  which employs intercultural and interdisciplinary approaches to research with/by/for young people and their communities. The objective is to work alongside youth to better understand and record how they navigate challenges arising in contemporary contexts at local/global levels (e.g. the Anthropocence, ecological degradation, digital technology, climate change, challenges to mental wellbeing). Professor Tilleczek has developed many unique, youth-centered research processes and findings on these topics and put them to use in re-imagining quality education with and for young people and their communities. She is currently developing a Partnership for Youth and Planetary Wellbeing to create collaborations and spaces for investigations into emerging social, educational and digital challenges for youth in the digital warming world. Working across countries, communities and cultures with holistic models of wellbeing and ecological systems thinking, Professor Tilleczek’s collaborative research garners new understanding about the wellbeing of young people and how to re-design quality education and whole-of-society supports with/by them.


Faculty of Education, York University
218, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus ON C1A 4P3